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The Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Foreign Policy

Posted on: February 8, 2023
Remarks made by Gerard Quinn to the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, calling for their further involvement in disability inclusive cooperation.
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Podcast Ep.3: Civilians with disabilities in armed conflicts and the Red Cross: A conversation with Alex Breitegger.

Posted on: January 30, 2023
Armed conflicts have a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities. Those confined in institutions and requiring vital support services are particularly vulnerable to be left behind. The International Committee of the Red Cross plays a crucial role in their protection.

Protecting persons with disabilities in military conflicts: Statement to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Posted on: October 14, 2022
The disability community does not call for new norms on civilian protection, but to make existing norms visible and to apply them effectively.
The Special Rapporteur visits a repair shop of wheelchairs and mobility devices in Jordan

Jordan stands out as a regional leader on disability rights.

Posted on: September 16, 2022
After his official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities lauds efforts on disability rights and encourages international support.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities on official visit to Jordan from 5 to 15 September 2022.

Posted on: September 12, 2022
"The visit provides an important opportunity to assess the implementation of human rights standards in place to protect the rights of persons with disabilities in the country,” said Gerard Quinn. “During my visit I will assess, in the spirit of cooperation and dialogue, the enjoyment of the rights of persons with disabilities in Jordan, the […]

The protection of persons with disabilities during military operations in armed conflict.

Posted on: September 6, 2022
Second of a series of 3 reports to the UN General Assembly, this report is dedicated to enhancing the inclusion and protection of persons with disabilities during the conduct of hostilitie
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